Infinigate Enters UK Distribution Agreement with Barracuda Networks
The extended relationship, which includes Barracuda’s core business as well as its Barracuda MSP division, is expected to drive growth among Infinigate’s partner base
London, UK; 3rd March 2020 – Infinigate, the leading pan-European VAD (Value Added Distributor) for Cyber-Security solutions, today announced an extension of its 12 year relationship with Barracuda Networks, a leading provider of cloud-enabled security and data protection solutions. The newly expanded relationship will see Infinigate appointed as a distributor for Barracuda in the UK as well as a strategic solutions provider for the MSP business.
“We’ve long enjoyed and benefited from working with Barracuda in EMEA and are thrilled to grow our relationship further,” said Murray Pearce, Managing Director of Infinigate UK. “Our partners have access to a vendor portfolio of innovative solutions via leading brands that leverage the latest in Cyber Security, automation, AI, Cloud and MSP ready technology. Barracuda is a great addition to this line-up, and we’re looking forward to helping partners to capitalise on opportunities to win business quickly and establish a steady stream of recurring revenues.”
Infinigate has developed dedicated teams for both Barracuda Networks and Barracuda MSP to support the expanded relationship. This expansion strengthens Infinigate’s commitment to the growing cloud-based Managed Services Market, which is predicted to grow at a compound annual growth rate of more than 11%, attaining a size of $245 Bn by 2022, according to recent research by Market Research Future. The new MSP business unit includes a dedicated sales team, solutions and operational capability that enables partners to build and expand their MSP services offerings.
Jason Howells, Director International, MSP Business at Barracuda said: “Infinigate’s stated commitment to grow its MSP business, backed up by the measures it has taken to create a dedicated MSP business unit, convinced us that they are the right distributor to support us. We look forward to working together to capitalise on growth opportunities across the region.”
Barracuda Networks boasts an impressive portfolio of network and application firewalls, email security, archiving and back-up solutions for Office 365 customers, with a proven cloud capability for Azure and AWS, as well as a strong growth record with Infinigate across Europe in the mid-market business. One of the first priorities for Infinigate will be proactively establishing new opportunities and offering a clear value proposition around Office 365, MSP and Barracuda’s wider cyber security portfolio.
“Like Barracuda, Infinigate lives and breathes cyber security alongside true value-based partnerships,” added Giovanni Goduti, Regional VP, Northern Europe at Barracuda. “Infinigate’s award-winning, expertise made them a clear choice as a distributor. They have the relationships and value add services that we are looking for, as well as access to an innovative solutions portfolio, that will help us and our resellers continue to grow.”
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Infinigate was founded in 1996 as the first Distributor of internet technology solutions in Europe. Since 2002 Infinigate’s sole focus has been the distribution of sustainable IT security solutions to protect and defend IT networks, servers, devices, data, applications as well as the cloud. As a true Value Added Distributor, Infinigate focuses on and supports innovative, best of breed security solutions that require an advanced level of expertise and knowledge. Infinigate offers a complete service to its partners and vendors to complement its product portfolio with dedicated technical, marketing, sales and professional services.
Following a number of successful market entries and acquisitions, Infinigate aims to continue driving forward its strategy of geographical expansion across Europe. Today the Infinigate Group has about 300 employees and operations in 10 European countries including Germany, United Kingdom, France, Switzerland, Austria, Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland. It covers close to 80% of the Western European IT Security market potential establishing itself as a leading European Value Added Distributor for IT Security.
At Barracuda we strive to make the world a safer place. We believe every business deserves access to cloud-enabled, enterprise-grade security solutions that are easy to buy, deploy, and use. We protect email, networks, data and applications with innovative solutions that grow and adapt with our customers’ journey. More than 150,000 organizations worldwide trust Barracuda to protect them — in ways they may not even know they are at risk — so they can focus on taking their business to the next level. For more information, visit www.barracuda.com
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